Reviewed byBig_Syke_DannyVote: 4/10/10
After seeing the rating for this on here (currently at 7.0, although Isuspect that will change) I thought that this might actually be reallygood.
But uhm, let's just say I think the director have a lot of good friendswho are kind with their ratings.
It's not completely awful, but it's not that great either.
I've always liked Larenz Tate so it's cool to see him in something new,so there is always that, and he hasn't aged a day in 20 years (he's 41believe it or not).
He plays a gamer who's been given a beta version of the latest gamebound to conquer global fandom, and the plot is decent enough but it'sjust such a low-budget film and that shows in every aspect of themovie.
First of all the "game" that he's playing looks like it's well over 10years old, and it simply doesn't make any sense why they couldn't justuse real footage in the game scenes instead. Then at least Larenz wouldhave a clear reason to be so blown away by the details in the game.
And the "twist" about the game of course would have made A lot moresense too.
Kevon Stover is one of the bad guys, and his attempts at being sostereotypically tough would make even Hulk Hogan cringe. I suppose thatcould be intentional to get a bit of 90's video-game feel to thecharacter. But yeah, he's a chippendale appearantly which doesn't comeas a surprise at all.
The first hour is still semi-watchable if you manage to look past theflaws but the last 25 minutes is a bit of a drag to say the least.
Reviewed byviva-amegoVote: 3/10/10
Summary: Could have been a good movie but it had a very limited budgetfor an action movie making it very lame and lacking.
This a first person shooter game that mixed with reality. Its not anovel idea but you can get a good movie out of it. The movie had areally good interaction between the gamer and the characters.
FPS means a lot of gun shooting and action scenes but nothing of thathappened. The action most of time without gun shooting and focus onhand to hand combat. The action scenes in general is below average justcompare it with "Hardcore Henry" you will find a great difference inquality.Instead of the action scenes the movie is full of longconversations which in most of the time useless. This could have beenused to make the movie a little bit realistic but it was a wastedopportunity. Most of the time a lot of unrealistic events happens witha lot plot holes.
So in the end I can say that it was a good story and the actors madesome good job but the script and the film direction was a great mess.This may be due to limited production budget but in the end it reallyaffected the quality of the movie.
Reviewed bybcprabhuVote: 3/10/10
The movie starts with a seemingly interesting idea and that's the onlygood thing that I can say about it.
Unfortunately, as the story develops it turns to boring, amateurishcringe-fest. It's especially disappointing if you consider that ManuBennett was in better shows (Spartacus, Arrow) and here you can see himin a lame role with lame fighting scenes and brain-cell destroyingdialogues. To top that he still gives the best performance so you canimagine the rest of the cast.
I do not recommend watching it, unless you plan to use somemind-altering substance and even so it will probably be a badexperience.
In short: stupid storyline, half-baked concept, people with moronicbehavior, badly choreographed and unrealistic fights.
While testing the latest first person shooter from global game developer, Sentinel, video game champion Max Troy discovers the events happening within the game are being reflected in the real world. He soon determines that the game's protagonist is real-life Orson Creed, an ex-Sentinel employee who is being remotely controlled by the corporation for reasons unknown. As virtual and real worlds collide, Max and Creed must join forces to unravel the conspiracy before the game's sinister events escalate and overwhelm the city.